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Remote Desktop Connection (RDC, also called Remote Desktop, formerly known as Microsoft Terminal Services Client, or mstsc) is the client application for Remote Desktop Services. It allows a user to remotely log in to a networked computer running the terminal services server.

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RDP session zero or /admin or /console to have a parallel session

end goal: to be able to connect to a Windows 2019 server via RDP without disconnecting the same user session. Say John is connected to RDP, and John want to connect from another client but doesn't ...
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Video Capture Devices available in RDP (mstsc) but not Virtual Machine Connection (vmconnect)?

I'm trying to pass my webcam through to a Hyper-V VM using Virtual Machine Connection (vmconnect). In the "Local Devices and resources" settings, I do not have the ability to do this: However using ...
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Difference between .rdp file settings "alternate full address" and "full address"

When saving the connection info in mstsc to a .rdp file the configured remote computer name will appear like this: full address:s:rds.contoso.com However, when downloading .rdp files from RD Web ...
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Security layer issue

I have a collection of two RDS virtual servers RDS01 & RDS02 under Windows Server 2008 R2 and one RDS/REMOTEAPP virtual server APP01 under Windows Server 2012 R2. RDS01 & RDS02 has the same ...
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mstsc can't verify identity of the remote Amazon server

When I connect to a Amazon instance running Windows Server 2003 R2, mstsc says, that it can't verify remote server's identity. Like on this image: But in my case the certificate name is: i-...
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RDP shadowing 2012R2 on custom RDP port

I am attempting to shadow existing RDP sessions on Windows 2012 R2 without RDS installed on a custom (not standard 3389) rdp port. This describes how to shadow RDP in windows 2012 R2. However, when I ...
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Need explanation of tag loadbalanceinfo:s:tsv:

I'm making a rdp file based on my user parameters full address:s:<c_host> alternate shell:s:||<c_appname> remoteapplicationprogram:s:||<c_appname> remoteapplicationname:s:<...
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Windows RDP (mstsc /prompt VS enablecredsspsupport:i:0)

I would like to know if the /prompt option of mstsc.exe is equivalent to using "enablecredsspsupport:i:0" in a .rdp file. mstsc.exe /prompt versus template.rdp with the following line (at the end): ...
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Error when closing remote desktop connection

Every time I close a remote desktop connection to a specific machine an error occurs. I get the following error message: Remote Desktop Connection has stopped working A problem caused the program to ...
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MS server 2016 strd mstsc shadow undefined error after Jan update

4x Server 2016 standard edition running as VM's on Hyper-V. None of the Servers are in the domain. I was using cmd/powershell "mstsc /control /noConsentPrompt /shadow: x" to shadow local users ...
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Preventing RDP screen to go black when minimized [duplicate]

I am running some automated scripts on VM nodes and using certain tools to create a video capture of whatever is happening on the screen. One of the limitations of the video capturing software is that ...
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RDP prompting for user/password with saved credentials

Connecting to a Windows 2008 R2 Standard Server from Windows 10. In the past, I simply had to double-click my .rdp file and I was connected and logged-in automatically. Now, no matter what settings ...
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TermService not working

my company stumbled upon this issue last week and it took us a while to find a solution. We didn't find anything similar on the net so I figured I might as well try to help others. We had a Win2012 ...
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sfc /scannow win 2003 R2

I have win 2003 r2 when i'm trying to launch sfc /scannow an utility runs but closes in a couple of minutes. In event journal there are no errors. chkdsk shows no errors. I establish connection to ...
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RDS external Manifest with multiple monitors

One of our remote-workers has a Surfacebook (Win10 64-Bit) with a 3000x2000 resolution with which he connets to our RDS-Serverfarm (Win Serv 2012 R2) by RemoteApplication. No VPN or anything else, ...
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Router configuring without NAT

i just addes a fw to my network. it manages 2 WAN using load balancing.enter image description here a router i reached to configure, while the other no. in my netgear router i reset all settings, ...
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RDP Session with same account

Here is my situation: I have a Windows 8.1 where a local account is always connected (no time out configured by GPO). My goal is to open a RDP session remotely with mstsc and with this specific ...
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mstsc RDP Freezing after entering login credentials

Just received brand new Windows 8.1 PRO DELL laptop. Everything fully updated and running MSTSC version 6.3.9600.17415. I am able to RDP into server 2003 servers, but so far unable to connect to ...
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MSTSC connection quality vs RDS via Connection Broker connection quality

We have a site in the USA which has a fixed VPN into our Datacentre in the UK via a 100Mb Leaseline. Our Datacentre Environment is a 2012 R2 Session Collection of RDS Servers, using Microsoft ...
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mstsc /v /admin command in Remmina or similar rdp client in ubuntu

Sometimes we have to use this below command to use rdp to our old server 2003 domain. mstsc /v:servername /admin I have ubuntu desktop with Remmina and i can use normal RDP login for most of the ...
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An internal error has ocurred - MSTSC Crashes

In brief: I cannot Remote desktop a particular server - say "X" from "A" server, but with MSTSC /ADMIN switch I was able to RD "X" server. But the same "X" server can be RD'd from "B" server even ...
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SQL Server 2014 Setup Fails with Error 5 - Terminal Services Unsupported?

I am installing SQL Server 2014 on a hosted virtual machine using remote desktop. When I run setup command line options display using .\setup.exe /? , I get the following error: An error occurred ...
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MSTSC + gateway crashes on auto reconnect

We have an application that is used as a RemoteApp. Users access the RemoteApp via gateway. We are experiencing crashes with users running MSTSC v.6.3 on Win64 (tested with Windows 7 and Windows 8) ...
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How to specify to MSTSC which session to connect to?

I'm working on a project where I must do almost all of my work on a remote desktop. I also have to frequently connect and disconnect from the remote desktop because of the network configuration. ...
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Troubleshoot mstsc /span from Windows XP to Windows Server 2008

At work, I often use the "mstsc" command to use the Microsoft Terminal Services Client and remote to another machine. In my case, I'm using Windows XP (call this box 1) to connect to a Windows Server ...
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RDP file - authentication level doesn't work

I've set authentication level:i:0 in the RDP file, but when I connect to this computer with mstsc it asks me if I want to connect to this computer, so the parameter is ignored by the mstsc. How to fix ...
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Why Windows 7/2008 mstsc asks for username password BEFORE server certificate warning?

When using Windows 7 mstsc to connect to an Windows Server 2008 (remote desktop), I notice a problem I cannot explain. mstsc asks for username password first. If I provide a wrong one, mstsc tells me ...
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How can I check what machines I'm logged into within a domain?

I often find myself RDP into multiple machines and have the connection time out, keeping me logged in. I then forget where I've been and my account stays logged in, blocking other users from accessing ...
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MSTSC Not working, disconnects shortly after connecting

I'm currently having a problem connecting remotely to a server. It is a brand new build Windows 2008 R2, remote users are enabled. I'm trying to connect from a Windows 7 machine. Everytime I ...
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Trouble connecting to remote "console session" of a Windows XP pro

I'm trying to connect to a Windows XP pro through Remote Desktop (my local machine is on Windows 7). I know that I have to type mstsc.exe /admin (I'm not using the deprecated option /console) to open ...
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Microsoft Terminal Server clipboard corruption

I've got a client running Terminal Server 2008 R2, connecting from Windows XP terminal services client (not sure of the local RDP version, I think they've got all their service packs though) and ...
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Send Ctrl-Alt-Del to nested RDP session

Is there a way to send the Ctrl-Alt-Del command to an RDP session (Windows Server 2008 R2) inside another RDP session (also Windows Server 2008 R2) without the first session catching it? Ctrl+Alt+End ...
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Pop-out of hyper-v window when connected to host through terminal services?

I sometimes use Terminal Services to remote into my work machine. Then, on my work machine, if I enter a Hyper-V window that's maximized, I can't figure out how to minimize the Hyper-V window to get ...
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Certificate issue on remote desktop

Please see this link : Certificate issue on remote desktop I have 2 PCs with Windows 7 Ultimate... (both are in NETHOME) PC 1 : computer name = alfa -> (main pc) , IP = 192.168.0.1 PC 2 : computer ...
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Running a Linux terminal server (multi-user) which is compatible with Microsoft Terminal Services Client

My situation is that I have a VPS that I have recently purchased just to tinker with (through Linode, if that matters) and I would like to setup a 2-3 user Terminal Server compatible with the windows ...
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Command line to switch from user session to console session

Windows Server 2003 If I already RDP to a remote host with user session, is there any command that I can switch to console session without closing current session and re-RDP again with "mstsc /...
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The RPC services keeps stopping

For some reason, the RPC service keeps stopping which prevents me from remoting into the server. When this happens I have to manually make my way to the server to restart it as simply starting the ...
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How can I print from a remote desktop (mstsc) on my local printer?

Edit: Thank you all for your answers. They were quite helpful (and I would vote them up if I had enough reputation to do so), but unfortunately not the answer so far. For some reason, my printer (HP ...
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Is it possible to increase the size of mstsc's connection cache

On my windows box mstsc.exe caches the last ten hosts I connected to. However, I connect to about 15 on a regular basis, so increasing the number that the combobox remembers would be really welcome.
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Strange RDP / Remote Desktop problem

I'll try to be as specific as I can be: Server is running SBS 2008 R2 (with all updates) Server is connected to the internet Server has 2 NIC's, one is disabled Server is running RDP Service (...
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Instructions for creating a clustered file share

I need foolproof instructions for creating a clustered file share on an existing 2-node SQL Server Failover cluster (Windows Server 2003). The scenario is that I have a non-cluster aware application ...
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Windows Remote Desktop (RDP/MSTSC) fails with Error Code: 5

I have 2 Windows XP boxen: A (running XP SP3) and B (running XP SP2). I'm using Remote Desktop to connect from A to B. When I connect, I get the login screen (which is slow to respond to keyboard/...
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What are the hotkeys for mstsc.exe?

For example, what are the shortcut key commands to minimize and maximize the remote window within the local machine desktop after a connection via mstsc is established.
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Artificially cap bandwidth on XP Pro.... possible?

I'm looking for a way to artificially cap the bandwidth of my net connection on XP home to say, 1MB, temporarily. I've had a look at the QoS Packet Scheduler with little luck. Any ideas? [Boring ...
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RDC (mstsc.exe) remote access batch enable on clients?

Is there a way to enable connections via RDC on multiple computers running WinXP Pro SP3?
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MSTSC RDP over the public internet

My first question so please be gentle :) I have a client who is insisting that they have to let their third party vendor support access to there server directly from the internet via RDP. Our policy ...
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Supply username and password to mstsc

In previous versions of the remote desktop client there were methods of passing in the password through various methods. Has anybody found a good method using the latest remote desktop client? I'm ...
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Windows XP mstsc.exe problem

I have a problem with the mstsc on one machine - it cannot connect to remote servers. I tried to uninstall it - I boot in safe mode, delete everything that was connected any way with this software (...
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How do I allow mstsc to auto-populate my credentials?

mstsc allows you to save your credentials for a system so you don't have to type them in every times, which is nice when you use randomly-generated long passwords. My Server 2008 machine allows this ...
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How do I disable sound, in MSTSC?

I get a beep that sounds like a BIOS level, at VERY loud volume, when in an MSTSC session to a server. Which when I am listening to some audio, is almost deafining in volume. I often jump and ...
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